SYC at Victoria Symphony Splash

An enthusiastic group of 12 boats turned out for the 2017 cruise to the Symphony Splash in Victoria on the August 4-7 long weekend. A few boats met up beforehand to anchor out in Garrison Bay and cruisers enjoyed a potluck dinner aboard Bacalao. Thanks to Debby and Paul of the Mary D for coordinating the anchor out.

After arriving at the Causeway Marina on Friday, everyone enjoyed a great spread of heavy appetizers. The smiles on the happy eaters tell all! Co-hosts Katherine and Martin (Bacalao) and Peter & Colleen (Avalon) coordinated a number of meals including breakfast on all three mornings and a club sponsored dinner of ham and baked beans with potluck sides contributed by cruisers. Special thanks to Helen (Bud's Tug) for the contribution of Pacific Foods baked beans.

In addition to the 26 members and 5 guests, we had a number of 4 legged attendees, two of whom kept careful watch on each other (Roo on Dealer’s Choice and Diesel on Bud’s Tug). Their owners were careful to keep them separated as no one was sure who would come out on top!

Appies on the Causeway Docks

Some attendees enjoyed an afternoon tour of some local craft breweries and a taste or two or more of local brews. Thanks to Katherine for organizing and dragging a sometimes lagging group out!

The big event was on Sunday night with a wonderful concert from the Victoria Symphony Orchestra on the harbour barge with their new young conductor, Christian Kluxen, followed by fireworks in the harbour.

Many wonderful photos of all of the Symphony Splash activities are available on our Photo Album page, or via the links below: